16 Mar 2016

Full-Time Sr Gear Designer-REI

REI – Posted by KazKent, Washington, United States

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Job Description

Sr Gear Designer-REI

What’s cool about this job

The Senior Designer is responsible to concept, create and refine compelling designs for higher impact and more complex products and collections that are inspired, meaningful and brand right. This includes research of trend at macro, industry and competitive levels, combined with knowledge gained from consumer insights to inform design process. The Senior Designer will actively ideate and refine ideas to form a design point of view and reach creative solutions for seasonal product designs. Through the process they will have greater product responsibility and work closely with design partners, materials and development to define all aspects of product design direction. They will be a key partner within the overall design team, with expectation to advance peer and overall team achievements. They will collaborate with partners across REI and overall supply chain to ensure design vision and intent is delivered to REI’s members.

Sr Gear Designer-REI

Sr Gear Designer-REI

Bring your passion and expertise

5+ years prior experience in product design/development, BFA in Industrial Design, related degree and relevant industry experience may be considered
Proven ability to create, express, and apply design point of view to guide product direction and deliver compelling products
Demonstrated behavior to be curious, challenge the status quo, and create continuous design advancement for product and the team overall
Ability to gather, express, and apply market trends to guide design direction
Skills to express and develop design thinking with prolific and proficient ideation sketching process
Skills to advance ideation process using physical prototypes to explore and prove out concepts
Computer proficiency: Adobe Design Standard, 3D CAD (Rhino, or Solid works) and rendering desired, All office tools
Compelling presentation skills across visual, written, and verbal forms to express design thought
Affinity to leading within a team environment to inspire and critique each other to deliver better results
Working knowledge of broad materials and manufacturing process-with ability to research and apply new learnings as required, specialized knowledge in relevant category preferred
Proven ability to plan and meet deadlines within a product development calendar
Ability to collaborate with internal and external partners to achieve positive results
Prior experience designing packs, bags or luggage preferred

Sr Gear Designer-REI

Sr Gear Designer-REI

Why you’ll love it here

We are a team of creative, passionate people who love the outdoors. We bring our love of the outdoors into our daily work to create amazing products and brand experiences exclusively for REI’s customers.

We’re passionate about delivering compelling, meaningful products in the market. Whether it’s heading out for a weekend of backpacking, a long bike ride or just a walk in the rain. We are guided by our values of authenticity, quality, services, respect, integrity and balance. By joining the REI Private Brands team, you have the opportunity to make a difference, be challenged to create excellence and enrich our creative community.

At REI we offer an enviable work environment that Fortune Magazine has recognized on the “100 Best Places to Work” list since the award’s inception – 19 years in a row! Sure, we work hard, but it’s balanced with time off to play—a strategy that works for us as we continue to grow and thrive. Want to enjoy a workplace where you can be yourself, be heard and be respected while having a job that challenges you? This is the place.

Sr Gear Designer-REI

Sr Gear Designer-REI

With more than 140 retail locations (and growing), REI offers unique competitive benefits to its more than 11,000 employees, including healthcare, gear and apparel discounts, free equipment rentals and challenge grants to help employees reach personal outdoor goals, generous retirement plan contributions, public transit subsidy, adoptions assistance, paid sabbaticals, and more.


How to Apply

REI is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Job Categories: 2D CAD, 3D CAD, 3D Design & Architect, 3D Modeling, 3D Surfacing, Adobe Creative Suites, Apparel Design, Art Direction, Brainstorming, Colorist, Concept Development, Consumer Durables, Design, Design Engineer, Design Researcher, Detail Drafting, Digital Sculptor, Drafter, Engineering, Fashion Design, Industrial Design, Other, Product Design, Product Development, Prototyping, R&D, Rapid Prototyping, Rendering, Research and Design, Rhino, Solid Modeling, Solidworks, and Solidworks Surfacing. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: apparel design, design careers, Design jobs, Industrial Design, industrial design careers seattle, industrial design jobs seattle, Rhino, and SolidWorks. Salary: DOE.

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